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Freshmen Seminar

  • SEMINR 114G  Invest Across Curriculum

    Description:
    Working in teams and individually, students conduct library research; analyze and orally present arguments; and write and revise essays. Students ultimately evaluate the effectiveness of their own and others' arguments. Topics vary by section.   More Info

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  • SEMINR 120G  Mind-Body Connection

    Description:
    This course examines traditional and modern views of the mind and body, for example he interaction between physical awareness and mental functions, and connects these views to study strategies. Physical exercises - adaptable for students with disabilities - are integrated into most class sessions.   More Info

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  • SEMINR 125G  Defining Freedom

    Description:
    By examining the issues of race, class, and gender, participants look at what freedom has meant to different people in the United States. They are also asked to reflect on and write about their personal definitions of freedom, and to broaden and deepen the understanding they bring to their own historical situations.   More Info

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  • SEMINR 126G  Aging & Wisdom

    Description:
    This course is a First Year Seminar for non-native speakers of English. We will examine varied historical, cross-cultural, and literary views on aging and wisdom. Through a wide range of texts and genres, a visit to a nursing home and an interview with an octogenarian, we will take an in-depth look at the way individuals, society and families deal with and view the elderly, death and dying. We will analyze the causes and effects of these attitudes and how they relate to social and political expectations, policies and changes.   More Info

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  • SEMINR 127G  Food Matters

    Description:
    Why does food matter? In this class we will explore our relationship to food and the role we play in the complex food system. We will read a selection of texts from a variety of genres as we examine different views on the meaning of food, food consumption, production and sustainability. With the help of the readings and class materials, we will reconsider the ways in which we think about food and the association we have with food, and we will carefully reflect on the implications of our food choices and our responsibilities as consumers in the complex food system. We will have a wiki that I created for our class. Students will be able to extend our class discussions to cyberspace by having a place to further communicate with each other and exchange views and opinions on the issues discussed in class, as well as posting some assignments for review.   More Info

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